The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 2: Roman Gardens (500BC-500AD)

Willow planting

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75. Willows were cultivated for binding the vines to the trees that supported them; for hedges; and for making baskets (Virg. Georg., lib. ii. v. 4. 36.): moist ground (udum salictum) was preferred for growing them.